How can I become an apprentice?

You can apply for vacancies through National Apprenticeships Service (NAS)

  • vacancies will have entry requirements and a selection process to go through
  • anyone aged 16 or over can become an apprentice
  • apprenticeships are available for young people and adults
  • you will receive training and work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • they can take between one and four years to complete
  • pre-apprenticeships are available if you don’t feel you are ready for a full apprenticeship course

Apprenticeships aren’t just for 16-24 year-olds, there's no age limit to studying an apprenticeship, find out more at

The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Hub provides information and advice for young people adults, parents and employers.

Apprenticeships in Bolton

Alliance Learning

Bolton College

To look for an apprenticeship across Greater Manchester click  Find Apprenticeships - GMACS

Need careers advice?

The Connexions Careers Service offers impartial information, advice and careers guidance for young people in Bolton between the ages of 13 – 19 (24 years with SEND and Care Leavers) to raise aspirations, overcome barriers and support into education, employment or training.  Speak to one of the Career Advisers by calling 0800 052 5559 or drop in at the Connexions Centre, The BASE, Marsden Road, Bolton, BL1 2PF - Monday to Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

The National Careers Service offers a free service for adults seeking advice and support on career, job and learning opportunities.

Are you a business looking to employ an apprentice?

Business Bolton can help you to find the right person and training provider through our recruitment support with links to local skills advice or the Team Bolton Partnership. Contact us on 01204 336222.